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Family: Sciuridae

You have reached family level. The family Sciuridae includes the red squirrel, and every other kind of squirrel - other tree squirrels, ground squirrels and flying squirrels. We have cut out all the other types of rodents like mice and rats. There are probably around 270 species of squirrel alive today.

Squirrels Red squirrels belong to:
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Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Rodentia

Family: Sciuridae

Genus: Sciurus

Species: vulgaris

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